Not Marvelous Monday (although today was pretty awesome)…but, Meatless Monday!
I woke up early yesterday morning and got my meals all planned out for the week. With the chill in the air, I was ready for some autumn recipes!
My meals have been lacking in the greens and veggies this past week, so I stocked up!
This morning, I headed to the gym for a workout. My trainer actually got a promotion so I started with a new trainer today. It was a good workout, but I could definitely tell that I am not fully recovered from last week’s illness. Even more reason to be eating lots of vitamins and veggies!
After my workout, I swung by Whole Foods to pick up a probiotic (Good Belly is my favorite and I am hoping that it will get my stomach back under control). My store just opened a smoothie bar and I happily sucked down a Caribbean Green post-workout drink on my way back home.
While the BOY clicked away on his computer, I got started on fall soup. It was exciting to pull out my soup pot again!
This recipe is chock full of veggies, beans, and lentils complete with kale and cabbage.
Perfect to keep you warm on those chilly fall days!
Unfortunately, this pictures doesn’t do the soup justice because we rushed out of the house this afternoon to head downtown to meet with a photographer for our wedding. I am confident that his photos will be much better looking than mine : )
Combined with this Autumn Chopped Salad, it’s going to be an exciting week of fall eats!
What is your favorite soup recipe?
What do you eat for Meatless Monday?
Meal Planning 10/05/14
Sunday: Buffalo Turkey Chili
Monday: Out to Eat
Tuesday: Sweet Potato Bar (with chicken and broccoli)
Wednesday: BBQ Pork and Veggies
Lentil, Bean, and Kale Soup (aka Autumn Soup)
Slightly adapted from Glow Kitchen
1 bunch kale leaves
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black eyed peas, rinsed
¼ cup red lentils
¼ cup green lentils
1 medium onion, diced
3 small carrots, diced
1/2 cabbage, chopped
2 garlic cloves, whole (or chopped)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
28 ounces canned crushed tomato
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 -3 cups water (or veggie stock)
Sauté the diced onions, carrots, cabbage, and red pepper with garlic cloves in olive oil until they start becoming soft. Chop kale leaves and add them to the pan. Sauté another 5 minutes. The kale leaves will lose their volume. Next add tomato paste, mashing it with a spatula to disperse throughout. Once evenly combined, add the crushed tomatoes, lentils, and beans. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, basil, cumin, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce.
Add water/veggie stock so that there is a 2-inch difference between the top of the water and the top of the mixture. Bring to a boil. Then lower to a simmer cooking for 50-60 minutes until carrot and kale leafs are soft enough to eat.
Serve warm with crusty bread or freeze for later.